A haul full of bargains!

April 15, 2014

Hellbent for Lipstick Haul


I’m always one for a bargain but I think I got some real steals in this haul!

As always this wasn’t planned…I was just going to look! Then suddenly I remembered I had a boots gift voucher and it all got a bit..out of hand. No regrets though as I already love everything I picked up!



My story starts in Superdrug as I decided this would be the day I finally fulfilled my long desire for Sleek’s Rose Gold blusher. Handily enough the Sleek counter faces the MUA counter so it was a no-brainer that I’d turn around and pick something up. I settled on the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Laquer in Reckless as Amie loves hers in Atomic (reviewed here) and it’s the only thing she’d found that can survive an hour under stage lights!



My next stop was Boots, and how glad was I to have saved my gift voucher from my birthday haul when I spotted the Sanctuary Illumination Moisture Lotion and Soap and Glory CC Superfluid and Sit Tight Intense XS in the clearance section! I also took a swing by the Bourjois counter where I found the light Delice de Poudre (which I’ve been looking for for ages!) and powder blush in 41 Healthy Mix.



I can’t resist the bargains in Poundland, and so picked up a Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Colour in Silver Elements, Nail Rock Nail Caviar in Acid Caviar and Mars some Deep Heat and Deep Freeze style sprays as I pulled a muscle in my Body Combat class earlier in the day (owie!), a Love Hearts scented candle in Very Vanilla and some bright blue face cloths for my gym bag.



My final stop was Bodycare where I found my favourite nail varnish remover – Sally Hansen Moisturising Polish Remover – for half it’s usual price and then did a little happy dance as the Technic Electric palette was back in stock!

The best part of all was that (with my £25 boots voucher which covered all the purchases there AND gave me some change!) was that all this came to only £21!

Totally hellbent for all the shinies at a fraction of the cost!

– Gem

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  • Reply Aimee Belle April 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I didn’t even know Boots had a clearance section!xx

    • Reply Gemma April 15, 2014 at 11:59 am

      It was on the counter in my local branch (only a small-ish one!). I think the smaller shops have them but I’ve never seen them in the larger ones x

  • Reply Gemma April 15, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Wow some great finds, you got so much stuff for so little! Gotta love a good clearance section xx

    • Reply Gemma April 15, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Nothing excites me like a good clearance section! =)

  • Reply Laura Teaseflutterpout April 15, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I been wanted that bourjois bronzer for ages! Its always soldout whenever I go to get it! cant wait to see your thoughts xxxx

    • Reply Gemma April 15, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      I know! It’s eluded me for so long, I actually squealed with delight when I saw it (which was quite embarrassing considering I was on my own in the middle of a busy shop!) x

  • Reply lou francesca April 15, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I love those little Bourjois pots, such a great size for carrying around X


    • Reply Gemma April 15, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      I love tiny products, it means I can stuff more things into my make-up bag! x

  • Reply Lauren April 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Great haul! Some lovely bits and right bargains! :)

    • Reply Gemma April 18, 2014 at 9:32 am

      Everyone loves a good bargain, right! =) x

  • Reply Lauren April 17, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Oh, how I love a good deal! You got some great stuff!

    • Reply Gemma April 18, 2014 at 9:42 am

      I’m still a bit in awe of how much of a good deal I got! If only every shopping trip was this lucky! =) x

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